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Uttarakhand : Rain likely in many districts, landslides again in Nainital’s Banyanala

Weather in Uttarakhand may change again today. According to the Meteorological Department, in the next 24 hours, along with Dehradun, there will be light rain with strong thunder at isolated places in Uttarkashi, Haridwar, Nainital and Champawat. At present, there is no chance of heavy rain.

According to the Meteorological Department, the capital Doon will also remain partly cloudy and there is a possibility of light rain with strong thunder at some places on Saturday evening or night. Let us tell you, due to the extreme activity of Western Disturbance and the pressure of south-easterly winds, the weather pattern had changed from plain to mountain.

There was a lot of damage due to rain in the past
Record-breaking torrential rains lashed the entire state. Especially due to the torrential rains in the Kumaon region where more than 50 people died and properties worth crores were damaged. However, meteorologists believe that the effect of western disturbances and south-easterly winds is completely over. In such a situation, there is no chance of heavy rain now.

By morning 400 devotees reached Yamunotri Dham
Along with Yamunotri Highway, movement is going smoothly on Yamunotri pedestrian route. The last major stop of Yamunotri Dham, Jankichatti, police outpost in-charge Gambhir Tomar told that since morning till now 400 pilgrims reached Yamunotri Dham and had darshan of mother Yamuna.

Landslide in Nainital’s Banyanala

Landslide again occurred in Nainital’s Ballianala area on Saturday. The landslide has reached the mouth of GIC Vidyalaya. This has posed a serious threat to all the buildings including the school. There was a landslide at this place a few days back as well. The Ballianala region is located in the foothills of the city of Nainital. Landslides have been happening here for decades. So far no technology has been successful in stopping it. Slowly it is moving towards the city. Many buildings that came to its root have been evacuated in the past and dozens of people have been displaced from here.

Malari Highway did not open even on the sixth day
Malari Highway could not open for vehicular movement for the sixth day on Saturday. Along with the villagers, the movement of army personnel has also come to a standstill due to the closure of the highway. The villagers of Niti Valley reach the lower areas of the district due to increasing cold these days, but due to the closure of the highway, the villagers are not able to come to the lower areas.

On October 18, 19, due to heavy rains, Malari Highway has been damaged at many places. The BRO has made the highway smooth till Tamaknala, but beyond this the highway has collapsed at many places. BRO Commander Col Manish Kapil said that the Malari Highway would be opened for vehicular movement by October 26. 15 machines and about 100 laborers have been deployed to open the highway. The road has collapsed at many places, due to which hill cutting work has to be done here.

Two feet of snow in Hemkund Sahib
Hemkund Sahib has received the first snowfall of the season. Hemkund Sahib is covered with snow after the rain and snowfall in the past. After the snowfall, the natural beauty of Hemkund Sahib has improved when the weather becomes normal. Narendrajit Singh Bindra, vice-chairman of Hemkund Sahib Trust and Sardar Sewa Singh, senior manager of Govindghat Gurdwara, said that Hemkund Sahib has received snowfall up to two feet and it has received the first snowfall of the season. The doors of Hemkund Sahib were closed on October 10.